Nutrition & Dietary Management

To nourish, is to flourish! When your body is hungry, it wants nutrients!

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main)
Entry Term Fall Term
Length of Program 6 Terms (18 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)


An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but Nutrition & Dietary Management is about more than just food! We help others enhance their life and health through understanding how their diet affects their body! It’s no secret that our nation is becoming increasingly aware, now more than ever, of the need to live healthier lifestyles. As a Certified Dietary Manager you will be able to help others make healthier decisions by understanding how the body uses nutrients, educating patients with nutrition-related conditions such as diabetes about how to handle their condition, assessing patients at nutritional risk, or managing patients’ nutritional support (through tube feeding) when the patient is not able to eat on their own, under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian.

Good nutrition can prevent 95% of all disease. Be the Life.Changing. force in someone’s life today by joining the Nutrition and Dietary Management Program at Indian Hills!


What you will learn:
  • Nutritional Science
  • Institutional Foodservice Management
  • Food Safety
  • Food Science
  • Nutrition as treatment for disease


Which Degree Will You Choose?

It’s your education. Choose your own path. We’re right behind you every step of the way!

Certified Dietary Manager

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Nutrition & Dietary Management
Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the Nutrition & Dietary Management Program details below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career as a Certified Dietary Manager, Diet Technician, or a Foodservice Director!


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Not sure if you want to study towards a certificate or your Associate of Applied Science Degree? Maybe you want more details about transferring your associate credits to a four-year school once you’re done? Don’t stress. Just ask Heather!

Heather Larson, MBA, RD, LD, Program Director, Allied Health
(641) 683-5111, ext. 5311
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